Doris B. Beatty

March 17, 1928December 25, 2012

Doris Benson Beatty, age 84 of Wilmington, NC went to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 25, 2012 at North Chase Nursing Home.

Doris was born on March 17, 1928 in Atkinson, NC, daughter of the late B.W. Benson and Mattie L. Adams Benson.

She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and an avid gardener.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Beatty whom she married on July 2, 1971 in Conway, SC; a sister, Hilderth Tuttle and a brother, Boyd Benson.

Doris is survived by her children; Kenneth W. Futch and his wife Jackie, John D. Futch, Charlene M. Bilton and her husband, Delbert, Cindy Bullard and Donald Futch; step daughter, Linda Parker and step son, Gary Beatty; also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday December 27, 2012 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday December 28, 2012 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Arnold Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409.

Memorial donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 5709 Murrayville Road, Wilmington, NC 28405.



  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2012


  • Graveside Service

Doris B. Beatty

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Kelly Suggs

December 30, 2012

My thoughts & prayers are with you all. A few yrs back I would come & sit with Ms.Beatty as a nurse assistant..she was the sweetest lady..She loved her family...

Jessica Rivera

December 28, 2012

We all loved her so very much and I wish we could have seen her one last time. We love you Grandma Beatty and thinking of your family. Love you Cindy!! Love- Tony, Jessica, Annabelle and Abigial

Angela Porter

December 28, 2012

I didn't know her but feel the hurt for anyone losing a loveone during the holidays this was my first chirstmas without my mother so I pray that god help heal you all broken hearts and. Wrap his warm loving arms around your family

Theresa Tuttle

December 27, 2012

My prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time. Aunt Doris will truly be missed.


Mary Whitener Futch

December 27, 2012

Peace and blessings upon you and your family.

Mary, Stephanie, Brandon and Ryan

Michelle Futch

December 27, 2012

Mother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, and Grandmother you will be missed by many. We Love you!! David, Michelle, Carson, and Chandler.

Mary Ann Mercer Turner

December 26, 2012

Thinking of all my cousins at this time. So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. (Nell's grand-daughter)